Rainer Niewa studied chemistry at the Universities of Essen and Dortmund, Germany. In Dortmund, he also earned his Diploma and Ph.D. degree with topics of inorganic solid state chemistry. After a postdoctoral stay at the Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, he moved to the newly founded Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany. In 2005, he finished his habilitation at the Technical University of Dresden and accepted a position of professor for synthesis and characterization of innovative materials at the Department of Chemistry of the Technical University of Munich. Since 2009, he has been serving as a Professor for inorganic chemistry at the University of Stuttgart. The focus of his research concerns the synthesis of new inorganic materials employing a broad spectrum of synthesis techniques and the characterization of these materials with focus on composition, crystal structure, and relevant physical properties.
Biography Updated on 2 April 2012